Media Notice - Canada's Premiers to Meet in Whitehorse from July 21-22, 2016

Media accreditation required

WHITEHORSE, July 6, 2016 /CNW/ - As incoming chair of the Council of the Federation, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski will host the 2016 Summer Meeting of Canada's Premiers July 21 to 22 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) in Whitehorse.

Media Accreditation
Media representatives who wish to cover the 2016 Summer Meeting of Canada's Premiers must register online.  To access the online registration system, please visit, click on the link for the 2016 summer meeting and click "Media Registration". Media must register by July 20.

Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives. A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the media centre in Whitehorse.

Media Accommodation
Media are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A limited number of rooms is available at the Yukon Inn (4220 4th Avenue, Whitehorse).  A classic room is $119/night. To make a reservation, call (867) 667-2527 and quote group code "COF". Please note that the deadline for making reservations under the group block is Saturday, July 9.

Media Centre
A media centre will be located in the Long House of the KDCC. A unimic will also be set up in this area.  This room will be equipped with Internet access, a printer and power outlets.  Internet speeds per device will be approximately (not guaranteed) 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload.

Satellite Truck Parking
Parking for large trucks is available at the KDCC. To arrange for parking, please contact Kate Durand with the Government of Yukon at (867) 667-8968 or

Dial-in Information
Media representatives who are unable to attend the closing news conference may dial in to listen to the audio by using the information below.

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1 (866) 797-9098 (English line)               CONFERENCE ID: 1861294#

Interested media are asked to dial in by 1:20 pm PT (4:20 pm ET) on Friday, July 22.

Media Program

Thursday, July 21

7:30 a.m.

Media registration opens (Long House, KDCC)

9:00 a.m.

2016 Summer Meeting of Canada's Premiers commences

  • Photo opportunity at start of meeting
  • Media will be escorted to meeting room

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Long House, KDCC)

12:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Media opportunity with Premier Darrell Pasloski (TBC) (Long House, KDCC)

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Media opportunity with Premier Darrell Pasloski (TBC) (Long House, KDCC)

6:00 p.m.

Media centre closed

Friday, July 22

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Media registration available (Long House, KDCC)

11:00 am - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Long House, KDCC)

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Closing news conference (Long House, KDCC)

4:00 p.m.

Media centre closed


Unimic Area
A unimic will be located in the Long House of the KDCC and will be available during the following hours:

Thursday, July 21

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Friday, July 22

7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Additional Information
The Government of Yukon will livestream the closing news conference.  Visit on July 22 to view the livestream.

A meeting of Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will be held on Wednesday, July 20 in Haines Junction, Yukon.  Details about this meeting have been issued by the Government of Yukon.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.


SOURCE Canada's Premiers

For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Kate Durand, Communications, Executive Council Office, Government of Yukon, (867) 667-8968,; Lindsay de Leeuw, Senior Project Manager, Council of the Federation Secretariat, (613) 563-4066,


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